Parikia is the capital and largest port on the island. It is a beautiful town with traditional white Cycladic houses and narrow cobbled streets.
Naoussa, which is located on the northern side of the island, is one of the most remarkably quaint port villages in the Mediterranean. Although it maintains its traditional character, it is a rather cosmopolitan fishing village with charming Cycladic white houses and small cobbled streets.
Paros is renowned for its delicious culinary tradition and exquisite dishes with locally sourced foods that you can enjoy in tavernas in majestic locations both by the sea side or cobbled streets.
Paros has a vibrant nightlife scene. Check out its atmospheric cafes, cocktail bars and clubs.
The most popular beaches on the northern side of the island are Kolymbithres, Lagkeri. Monastiri and Santa Maria. If you prefer more secluded and quiet beaches, you can visit the beaches on the southern part of the island, such as Aliki and Faragga.
On the western side of the island, there are Agia Irini, Krios, Livadia, Martsello and Parasporos beaches, whereas on the eastern side you will find Ampelas, Dryos, Logaras, Molos, Piso Livadi and Pounta beaches.
Paros is the ideal place for water sports lovers, especially Windsurfing, Kitesurfing and Sailing. The most popular beaches for windsurfing are Hrisi Akti and Nea Hrisi Akti.
Hrisi Akti, being one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the island, is ideal for learning windsurfing. Every year on Hrisi Akti beach, PWA (Professional Windsurfers Association) organizes an international windsurfing tournament. Paros is a paradise for water sport fans, as they can enjoy international water sport games.
You can choose to fly to the island or travel to Paros by ferry.
Travelling from Athens (Piraeus) to Paros by ferry or high speed boat. High Speed boats & ferries from Piraeus and Rafina ports (click links below):
Travelling from Athens to Paros by plane. Flights from “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens airport to Paros, (click links below)
Travelling from Paros to Athens by ferry, high speed boat or plane
Travelling from Paros to Piraeus and Rafina ports by High Speed Boats and Ferries (click links below):
Flights from Paros to Athens (click links below):